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Crusader Type Movement Growing in the Middle East, Five Great Tips to Defend Marriage and Much More! (2589)

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03/19/2015 Comment

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New Hampshire Priest Continues the Long Road to Clear His Name (5556)

Father Gordon MacRae has been imprisoned for 21 years for offenses he says he never committed.

03/18/2015 Comments (37)

CONCORD, N.H. — Imprisoned for 21 years after his conviction for crimes he adamantly denies he committed, Father Gordon MacRae says he is “cautiously hopeful” that the federal courts will give him a new opportunity to prove his innocence.

“I know that Supreme Court decisions and precedents have made it very difficult for innocent defendants to have a case re-heard at this level. Most people who judge the justice system by TV’s Law and Order don’t understand the steep uphill climb,” Father MacRae told the Register in an email message Tuesday, after his attorneys presented oral arguments on behalf of his habeus corpus appeal at U.S. district court in Concord, N.H.

Father MacRae, whose story...READ MORE

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Is the Bible Inspired and Without Error? (5625)

The Pontifical Biblical Commission publishes document on proper interpretation of Scripture and tackles tough questions about biblical violence, the status of women, historical errors and who authored what books.

03/18/2015 Comments (19)

'The Inspiration and Truth of Sacred Scripture: The Word That Comes From God and Speaks of God for the Salvation of the World'

The Pontifical Biblical Commission was asked by Pope Benedict XVI to study the question of the proper interpretation of Dei Verbum, the Second Vatican Council’s dogmatic constitution that deals with the transmission of the word of God.

The commission was asked to place particular focus on what the Church means when it says that the Bible is inspired and without error. Their work has recently produced a long-awaited document entitled "The Inspiration and Truth of Sacred Scripture: The Word That Comes From God and Speaks of God for the Salvation of the World."

The document takes up questions that have long troubled Catholics — violence, the status of women, historical errors, etc. in sacred...READ MORE

Filed under catholicism, mark shea, new testament, old testament, pontifical biblical commission, pope benedict xvi, scriptures, st. john chrysostom, st. paul, the bible

Archbishop Chaput: What Is True Religious Freedom? (1488)

In a lecture at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Philadelphia’s shepherd discusses emerging threats to religious freedom a half century after the Council Fathers approved Dignitatis Humanae.

03/18/2015 Comments (5)

PHILADELPHIA — In an address on the state of religious freedom in the United States and across the globe, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia targeted the shifting semantics that obscure objective truth, as church-state tensions escalate and U.S. society debates new definitions of human freedom and the family.

During a March 17 lecture at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, “Of Human Dignity: The Declaration on Religious Liberty at 50,” Archbishop Chaput addressed the concerns of Vatican II Fathers who approved the landmark document on religious liberty, Dignitatis Humanae, a half century ago.

But he also noted that the changing context of public discourse and singled out  “marriage...READ MORE

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Catholic-Owned Company Wins Permanent Injunction Against HHS Mandate (3384)

William Newland of Hercules Industries said, ‘This final victory, a permanent injunction protecting us from the abortion pill, contraception and sterilization mandate, has taught our family that we have been right to put God first.’

03/18/2015 Comments (19)
CNA/Courtesy of Alliance Defending Freedom

The Newland family, owners of Hercules Industries, won a permanent injunction against the HHS mandate.

– CNA/Courtesy of Alliance Defending Freedom

DENVER — A Catholic-owned company’s victory in its fight against a federal mandate to cover drugs and procedures that violate Catholic moral teaching shows the importance of putting God first, one of its co-owners has said.

“Oftentimes, businesses can feel that their direction is dictated by market conditions, to which they must be reactive,” William Newland, a co-owner of Hercules Industries, told CNA March 17.

“This final victory, a permanent injunction protecting us from the abortion pill, contraception and sterilization mandate, has taught our family that we have been right to put God first and be proactive to protect our right to live and work according to our faith. Spiritual...READ MORE

Filed under alliance defending freedom, ewtn, first amendment to the u.s. constitution, freedom of religius, hercules industries, hhs mandate, obamacare

The Hijacking of Pope Francis; GK Chesterton the Poet; One Marriage, The State and God and More! (2603)

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03/18/2015 Comment

Click on Dissident Catholics Have Tried to Hijack Pope Francis and Oscar Romero by Father Dwight Longenecker of Aleteia∝ link to read more.

The Hijacking of Pope Francis and Oscar Romero by Father Dwight Longenecker of Aleteia∝ - BigPulpit.com

G. K. Chesterton the Poet – Michael J. Lichens, The Catholic World Report

One Marriage, the State and God – H. L. Duncan, Catholic Stand

The Catholic Advantage: Why Health, Happiness, and Heaven Await the Faithful – Bill Donohue, Strange Notions

A Catholic Reply to the Charge of Bigotry by James Kalb of Crisis Magazine - BigPulpit.com

The Inspiration and Inerrancy of Sacred Scripture – Peter Kwasniewski PhD, One Peter 5

Works of Mercy Part I: Acts of Love and Service – J. C., Ignitum Today

Reading Sacred Scripture and the Catechism Together – Liam Ford, The Catholic World Report


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Pope: ‘Welcome and Treasure Children, Who Bring Life, Joy and Hope to the World’ (967)

The Holy Father discussed the ‘great gift’ children are on March 18: ‘How sad and bleak would our world be without them!’

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Daniel Ibáñez/Catholic News Agency

Pope Francis meets with students in Paul VI audience hall on May 31, 2014.

– Daniel Ibáñez/Catholic News Agency

ROME — Pope Francis said Wednesday that children are a joy-filled gift for the Church and the world and cautioned against an overcast society that lacks life because it has rejected and run out of children.

“Children give life, joy and hope. They also give worries and sometimes problems, but this is better than a society that is sad and gray because it has run out of children or doesn't want children,” the Pope told pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square for his March 18 general audience.

It is the second time Francis has spoken about children in his general audiences this year. On Feb. 11, he told pilgrims that a society which is “not surrounded by children, that considers them a...READ MORE

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Mother Teresa’s Appearance in Controversial Painting Stirs Concern (12565)

Connecticut town grapples with a conflict of free speech and religion.

03/17/2015 Comments (25)
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Detail of 'Women of Purpose,' depicting Blessed Mother Teresa at left, at the Trumbull Public Library.

– Kate Czaplinski/Trumbull Times

TRUMBULL, Conn. — Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta stands prominently in the first row of women in a painting called Women of Purpose. She holds one end of a banner that proclaims, “Onward We March.” The other end is held by Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood.

Little wonder that this painting — which also includes notable women like Abigail Adams, President John Adams’ wife, and nursing pioneer Florence Nightingale, two of Mother Teresa’s sisters and abortion proponent Gloria Steinem — has roused the concern of many citizens of Trumbull, Conn., where the painting is on display at the town’s main public library.

It is one of 33 paintings that are part of the “Great Minds”...READ MORE

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